Seasonal flu deaths rise to 27
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services have reported five more deaths related to the flu, bringing the total up to 27 deaths since Oct. 5, 2013.
Two of the recent deaths were reported in Guilford County.
Information about these two people is unknown at this time.
State health officials said Monday an infant from eastern North Carolina is the first child to die from the flu during the 2013-14 season.
The infant was too young to receive a flu vaccine.
Last week, DHHS officials reported 21 deaths associated with seasonal influenza.
Of those, 19 were young and middle-aged adults, most of whom had underlying medical conditions.